Incident Summary:

06/28/2008: On Saturday morning, at approximately 0530, assailants detonated an improvised explosive device in a residential building in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh, in Tripoli, Northern Province (Ech Chimal), Lebanon, killing two civilians, wounding twenty-four others and two children, and damaging three levels of the building and eight shops inside it. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack occurred in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh, in Tripoli.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"EuroNews, "Tripoli Bomb Spreads Terror at Dawn," LexisNexis Academic, EuroNews, June 28, 2008."
"Deutsche Press-Agentur, "Bomb Blast Rocks Residential Building in Tripoli, Casualties," LexisNexis Academic, Deutsche Press-Agentur, June 28, 2008."